About Play Comics

Play Comics is a podcast focusing on video games based on comics and how well those games represent the source material. Instead of the show focusing on if a game is good or not, the show instead focuses on if the game is a good introduction to the comic.

Regular episodes of Play Comics focus on games that had a US release on a home or handheld console, so games that were only on computers or phones or arcades aren’t going to be covered here. It doesn’t matter if the comic was well known in the US or not, as long as the comic existed first (or in a few special cases if the comic came out really early in the history of the franchise) in one form or another. Regular episodes are released Sundays at 2 am Eastern. The first episode was released January 2, 2017.

Bonus episodes sometimes take the place of a regular episode, and sometimes are released on another day. They mostly focus on talking to creators about the cool things they’re working on, but any topic is really fair game. The first bonus episode was released on June 14th, 2018.

Overall Episodes: 279

Regular Episodes: 160

Bonus Episodes: 120

Crowdfunding Corner: 42

Creator Talk: 95

About the Host

Portrait courtesy of Sophie Goldstein / Red Ink Radio

Chris Osborne spent his childhood learning about comic characters from cartoons and video games, but never actually reading the comics themselves. His favorite character growing up was Spider-Man. These days his favorites are Hulk, Ghost-Spider, and Jessica Cruz. He’s also gotten really into more indie comics. The earliest comics he can remember having were a Darkwing Duck trade and an issue of Jurassic Park that his mom blacked out some of the bad words in.

Chris’s earliest gaming memory is getting an original Game Boy for Christmas and spending hours playing The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Later he got a Sega Genesis and Sony Playstation. Currently Chris has an NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, WiiU, Switch, Sega Master System, Genesis, SegaCD, Saturn, Dreamcast, TurboGrafx-16 (console only because why not), PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, and Xbox 360 as well as a Game Gear and various models from the Game Boy, DS, and PSP product lines.

The best way to reach Chris is via email (chris[at]playcomics[dot]com) or Twitter (@playcomicscast). You can also use the contact page on the website.

Audio Promos

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Logos and Artwork

The following are general logos for Play Comics. Please download the images and host them somewhere rather than hot linking the images here. The same applies to individual episode art which can be found in the regular episode cover gallery and bonus episode cover gallery.

Current Logos

Special Occasion Logos


Classic Logos

Prominent Guests

The following guests are especially notable (each slide is a link to their appearances on the show), but you can also check out a full list of past guests.


Equipment Used

Listener Stats and Sponsorship Opportunities

Listener statistics/demographics/etc are available upon request. As of January 2020 sponsorship opportunities are handled on a case by case basis.